UPSC Interview By Shailesh Bansal
Name : Shailesh Bansal
As I entered she asked me to sit. She started with asking my roll no. DOB and
verified my photo. Then she asked about Libya issues.
Que. Do you know about Libya Issue. Is it fair that
NATO forces entered into Libyan territory.
Ans. Yes mam i know about that and definitely it’s an intervention but it
should be looked in the shadow of resolution passed by UN. When we looks it from
that point of view it looks justified. As UN is a democratic organization. It
has said in its resolution to do whatever possible to restore Human rights
there, and it is said in diplomatic language having crude meaning of doing
Que. So it means that use of US not violating Human Rights there.
Ans. Yes mam both US and Gaddafi are violating Human rights.
Passed to the next member:
Que: You have opted for Pali Literature; Do you have any idea of Sangam
Ans: Sorry Sir
Que: In a manufacturing concern how I can make balance of payment?
Ans: Sir payments are shown in Dr. side
Que: I am asking balance of payment, not payment!
Ans: Sorry sir, I got it as payments. In that case expenses are shown in
Dr. side and incomes are shown in Cr. Side.
Que: What are your Hobbies?
Ans: Net Surfing, TV Watching
Que: What do you do in TV Watching? Which serial do you follow?
Ans: Balika Vadhu, Laptagang
Que: Is Jagdish (A Character) doing correct in that?
Ans: No sir, But it should be looked from other angle also where when
someone gets married in his/her childhood then it may be possible to have
attraction towards person other than his/her spouse.
Que: What do u do in Net Surfing?
Ans: Sir I m active on most of social networking sites. Whenever I need
some information I search it on web. Beside that I do blogging.
Que: What do you do in blogging?
Ans: I shares audit and accounts related knowledge
Que: I want to upload 50 pic. on Facebook How can I do this?
Ans: Sir you can put them on picasa and then set a link on facebook,
other way is by doing uploading upfront on facebook.
Que: Tell me name of few social network websites
Ans: I told 5-6 name
Passed to Next Member:
Que: So you are a CA, you must be knowing about company law
Ans: Yes Sir
Que: When I see audit report of CAG given for government concerns I found
it very descriptive and detailed in comparison of a CA’s report (Usually given
for limited companies). So don’t you think that auditors of a company other than
government concern should be appointed by CAG ?
Ans: Sir I am not agree with this point. Because auditors are appointed
by shareholders (in democratic way) whether it is government concern or other
concern. CAG only advices government for appointment of auditors and government
appoints auditor in the capacity of shareholder. If we gives power to appoint
auditors of private companies to CAG than it will be a sort of discrimination.
Further CAG makes its audit with a propriety and efficiency point of view so
it’s obvious that his report is long and descriptive.
Que: I feels that CAs are influenced by their client while making their
Ans: Sorry sir but I am a CA and signed reports too. There are lot of
personal responsibility on a CA while signing a Report so point of influencing
Then he told me that he is not satisfied. In reply I said sorry sir….
Que: If auditors have personal responsibility than why Satyam like cases
Ans: Sir, I agree that in few cases auditors were not at par. But in
consequences of that they are facing trial.
Que: What happened in Satyam case? Which Auditing
company involved in that?
Ans: Sir it was Price water house coppers as auditor and ICAI have
constituted a committee to investigate that matter report of which is yet to
Passed to next Member:
Que : What are your service preference ?
Ans: IAS , IPS , IFS and then Accounts related services ….
Que: You are a chartered accountant so you should have opted for Indian
Ans: Sir, I have completed my CA in the age of 22,After that I have
worked for 2 and half year in Bulgaria (Europe). During my that tenure I felt
that I should do something for society and on the same time I can use my skills
that I have learnt during my CA. While looking for an option that suits both
condition I found IAS as best choice. So I choosed IAS as first preference.
Que: Government is changing its accounting system, do u know about that?
Ans: Yes Sir, First it was cash basis of accounting and now it’s going
for accrual basis of accounting.
Que: What is accrual basis of accounting?
Ans: In which income and expenses related with certain year are accounted
for ONLY in the year in which they have incurred.
Que: There are big infrastructure projects are going on. They finishes in
4-5 years so how I can do accounting for them?
Ans: Sir, These type of projects falls in contract accounting and as per
institute of chartered accountants of India Accounting standard no. 7 should be
used for that accounting. In that AS two methods are prescribed one is
proportionate of completion method another one is estimation basis.
Que: We have Doctors , engineers with us why should we select you ?
Ans : Sir, During my tenure as CA I learnt about policy making, policy
Compliance, Finding variations, reporting etc. and I feels that these tasks
resembles with work of a IAS so I feels are I can do that better than other by
adding my past experience in that.
Que: No I was expecting that you will say I will find out scams for you?
Ans: Sir I have told that I can find out variations and variations are
nothing but sort of scams.
Passed to next member:
Que: What are your personal goal on life?
Ans: Sir, my personal goal on life is that when after some time I look
back people should say about me that yes he is the man with moral and he has
done something for society.
This is the feeling that boosts my morale.
Que: You have power with money, power without money and only money. what
would you like to choose?
Ans: I asked him to repeat the question and replied power with money.
Que: Suppose you won a jackpot of Rs. one crore. What will you do?
Ans: Sir at first I will celebrate.
Que: No I am asking how you will expense out them?
Ans: As amount Is big I won’t be able to plan now.
He asked me to take some time and I replied sorry sir I won’t be able to plan
He asked me that OK, can u tell me your preferences that whether you will give
it to family or society or will do something for yourself?
I replied that yes sir, First I will give it to family, then society and then
something for myself.
Mrs. Rajdan took the question again and asked me that how much will be the tax
on it? I replied after some oral calculations as approximately 33%
She asked again that you are a CA, can’t you plan BALANCE Rs. 67 Lacs ?
I said sorry mam I can’t for now. But I can tell you my preference as family,
society and then for myself.
She said OK you can go…..
I thanked all members and chairman and left the room.
Exam Interview Details:
Subjects Taken : Commerce & Pali Literature
Interview Board : Rajni Rajdan
Result of Interview : Qualified
City : New Delhi